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Books Like The Hunger Games (10 Books)

The Hunger Games was published by Suzanne Collins in 2008. Here is a list of 10 books like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. The Giver (1993)

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared."

"The Giver" by Lois Lowry is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged dystopian novel that transports readers to a meticulously controlled society, where a young boy named Jonas discovers the unsettling truth behind his deceptively idyllic community.

  • πŸ“‡ 240 Pages
  • πŸ“ 60,000 - 72,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 8 Hours Reading Time

2. Uglies (2005)

"What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful."

In Scott Westerfeld's captivating dystopian novel, "Uglies," sixteen-year-old Tally Youngblood must decide between conforming to societal standards of superficial beauty or standing up for individuality in a world where perfection reigns and freedom comes at a high cost.

  • πŸ“‡ 432 Pages
  • πŸ“ 108,000 - 129,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time

3. The Maze Runner (2009)

"If you ain’t scared ... you ain’t human."

In James Dashner's gripping dystopian thriller, "The Maze Runner," Thomas wakes up in a mysterious world filled with shifting labyrinths and a community of amnesiac teenagers. As he unravels the secrets of the maze, survival becomes their ultimate challenge.

  • πŸ“‡ 375 Pages
  • πŸ“ 93,750 - 112,500 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

4. Matched (2010)

"Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that."

In Ally Condie's Matched, dystopian society controls every aspect of its citizens' lives, including their life partners. When Cassia is unexpectedly matched with two people, she begins questioning the rules and embarks on a journey that may unravel her world.

  • πŸ“‡ 416 Pages
  • πŸ“ 104,000 - 124,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time

5. Delirium (2011)

"You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes."

In Lauren Oliver's captivating novel Delirium, a dystopian society rendered emotionless by a government-mandated cure for love, a young girl, Lena, dares to challenge the system and discovers the power of love, even at the risk of her life.

  • πŸ“‡ 480 Pages
  • πŸ“ 120,000 - 144,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 16 Hours Reading Time

6. Divergent (2011)

"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another."

In Veronica Roth's thrilling dystopian novel, Divergent, a society divided into factions based on personality traits is rocked by a young girl's dangerous secret: she's not easily classified. Gripping and thought-provoking, Divergent explores the power of individuality and the fight for freedom.

  • πŸ“‡ 576 Pages
  • πŸ“ 144,000 - 172,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 19 Hours Reading Time

7. Legend (2011)

"Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time."

In Marie Lu's thrilling dystopian novel, "Legend", a prodigious teenage duo from contrasting backgrounds find themselves caught in a web of conspiracy and danger as they confront an oppressive government and uncover shocking secrets that could change their world forever.

  • πŸ“‡ 352 Pages
  • πŸ“ 88,000 - 105,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

8. The Selection (2012)

"True love is usually the most inconvenient kind."

"The Selection" by Kiera Cass is a riveting dystopian romance that follows America Singer's journey as she is chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete for the heart of the prince and guard her own secrets in the process.

  • πŸ“‡ 352 Pages
  • πŸ“ 88,000 - 105,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

9. The 5th Wave (2013)

"Some things you can never leave behind. They don't belong to the past. They belong to you."

In Rick Yancey's thrilling novel, "The 5th Wave," a global apocalypse devastates humanity as extraterrestrial invaders launch wave after wave of attacks. Can Cassie Sullivan survive and save her little brother from the 5th and final wave?

  • πŸ“‡ 512 Pages
  • πŸ“ 128,000 - 153,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 17 Hours Reading Time

10. Red Rising (2014)

"You do not follow me because I am the strongest. Pax is. You do not follow me because I am the brightest. Mustang is. You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do."

In this heart-pounding debut of the Red Rising trilogy, Pierce Brown paints a vivid futuristic world where a young "Red" named Darrow embarks on a dangerous mission to topple an oppressive society from within. Filled with thrilling twists and electrifying action, Red Rising is a revolutionary masterpiece.

  • πŸ“‡ 416 Pages
  • πŸ“ 104,000 - 124,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time